Projecting the Chicago Bears final 53-man roster before cutdown day

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The Chicago Bears will keep these defensive tackles

It appears that Ryan Poles went the less expensive route when he decided to part ways with Larry Ogunjobi and instead signed Justin Jones. Jones has looked solid to this point but hasn’t really made any big-time splash plays that I would have expected out of Ogunjobi. I’m excited to at least watch him grow into the 3-technique this season.

Next to Jones is going to be Angelo Blackson. Blackson is not going to make any splash plays. He plays a much less sexy position as the nose tackle. He needs to just fill the gap and help control the run game allowing the linebackers free access to wherever they need to go.

Behind these two will be Khyiris Tonga and Trevon Coley. Coley is the name that most fans will not know. However, he has shown he can play ball this offseason. I could also see the team looking at keeping Micah Dew-Treadway over Coley. However, Coley saw action with the starters at times in the game vs. the Browns and that is the indicator I am using to keep him at this point. Dew-Treadway is definitely a guy worth keeping on the practice squad should he not make the final roster. Veteran, Mike Pennel, is going to be on his way out the door.